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Diocese of Bafia

Dioecesis Bafiensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Jean-Marie Benoît Balla, Bishop
  • Athanase Bala, C.S.Sp., Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Elevated: 11 January 1968
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Yaoundé
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Cameroon
  • Square Kilometers: 34,615 (13,370 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Eveche, B.P. 70, Bafia, Cameroun
  • Telephone: 2228.5291
  • Fax: 2228.5268

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Prefecture Apostolic of Bafia
6 July 1965ErectedArchdiocese of Yaoundé Prefecture Apostolic of Bafia (erected)
Diocese of Bafia
11 January 1968ElevatedPrefecture Apostolic of Bafia Diocese of Bafia

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Bafia
197053,308153,41734.7%19192,805244954ap1971
198076,555215,05535.6%422262,944306615ap1981
199089,414273,00032.8%711184,967144518ap1991
1999130,400301,75043.2%108187,244144415ap2000
2000131,430307,70042.7%119206,571164715ap2001
2001143,258321,48044.6%147216,821164715ap2002
2002197,054325,00060.6%147219,383114615ap2003
2003197,100330,00059.7%137209,855124515ap2004
2004202,953400,00050.7%148229,225113321ap2005
2006209,360411,54050.9%1512277,754254823ap2007
2012239,572443,42354.0%2417415,843244827ap2013

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.


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Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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